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Definition of Respectful


  1. Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.

Respectful Quotations

In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. 'Work hard. Don't quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.'
Michael Keaton

We don't need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.
Taylor Swift

Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand.
Lakhdar Brahimi

A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.

Business is not a spiritual matter, and my business decisions are not based on spiritual considerations. When I founded the Essence of Life, a project aimed at teaching tolerance and respectful dialogue, the person appointed to head it was Irit Atzmon, a former colonel in the army. Can anything be more down-to-earth than that?
Shari Arison
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Respectful Translations

respectful in German is ehrerbietig, achtungsvoll
respectful in Latin is officiosus, honorabilis
respectful in Spanish is respetuoso
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